A source close to the situation explained:
Miller came out this week in a letter he penned to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival after they invited him to attend their event. Wentworth respectfully declined their offer due to Russian anti-gay laws that are effecting countless LGBT individuals in that country.
I'm proud of Wentworth Miller for speaking out in support of equality. Russia doesn't know what they're missing.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 22, 2013
Well done, Wentworth Miller. Bravo.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) August 21, 2013
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) August 22, 2013
little behind on the news: Good for Wentworth Miller!!! #courage
— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) August 22, 2013
Happy for Wentworth Miller.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 22, 2013
Congrats 2 Wentworth Miller on living his life to the fullest now #beproud! Big step 2 take. Not easy but well worth it!
— nodaysoff DYoung (@DarrenYoungWWE) August 22, 2013
So impressed with the way #WentworthMiller took a stand. Simple, straight forward, polite. Well done sir.
— Michael McDonald (@mcdonaldcomedy) August 22, 2013
Proud of your bravery, Wentworth Miller. #equality
— Justin Mikita (@JustinMikita) August 22, 2013
Good on you Wentworth! http://t.co/b7NRchWyoC
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 21, 2013
Some of his former Prison Break co-stars also had some congratulations to send his way!
I applaud my boy, Wentworth Miller's courageousness. I'm proud of you brother, for standing up for what you believe in. Enough is enough!
— Amaury Nolasco (@amaury_nolasco) August 22, 2013
Challenges are presented to us as affirmations of our strength. I support you #Wentworth Miller. Incredible human being. Danay Garcia
— danaygarcia (@danaygarcia1) August 22, 2013
Congrats Went!!! Live free brutha! Proud of you!
— Rockmond Dunbar (@RockmondDunbar) August 22, 2013
We're BEYOND proud of you, Mr. Miller. You standing up for what is right makes us love you even more!!!
Your sparkly blue eyes don't hurt either…
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